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Schools Debates

September 2019 – March 2023

Schools Debates is a national project that aims to showcase young leadership within the age group of 15 to 18 years, specifically targeting secondary school students. Its objective is to enhance their role in society and their capacity to effect change by developing their leadership skills and promoting a culture of debating within secondary schools.

  • 2 National Training of Trainers.
  • 1 National Training of Adjudicators.
  • 32 Fundamental Debate Training Sessions in 9 different Libyan cities.
  • +15 Public Debates discussing current national topics.
  • +65 Follow-up Debate Activities and Exercises.
  • 7 Local Debate Championships.
  • 7 Founding Meetings for School Debate Union at the city level.
  • National Union of School Debates Meetings.
  • National Schools Debate Championship.

Schools Debates project covered the following cities:

  • Tripoli
  • Misrata
  • Al-Qatrun
  • Al-Jufrah
  • Sirte
  • Al-Zawiya
  • Tobruk

  • +450 Debates.
  • 80 Debate Trainers and Adjudicators.
  • 7 Local School Debate Associations.
  • National School Debate Union.

self funded

Finals - Misrata Schools Debating Championship

Local Debate Championships

A student delivering his speech at the final debate of the Misrata School Debate Championship.

Advanced training sessions

Advanced training in the field of debate, offered to school students.

School Debates Training in Tobruk.

One of the debate training sessions organized for a secondary school in Tobruk city.

School Debates Training in Yefren

A debate coach delivering a training session on the art of debating at a secondary school in Jufra city.

Advanced Training sessions

Trainer Mohamed Abu Snaina provides advanced debate training to a group of school students.

Moments of victory.

The winning team of the 2021 Misrata School Debate Championship.

School Debates in Tripoli.

One of the debate training sessions organized for school students in Tripoli.


Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Dialogue and Debate Foundation and the National Democratic Institute for the School Debates project.


The Executive Director and the Project Manager of the School Debates deliver their speech to the participating students, informing them about the details of the National School Debate Championship.

Recognition & high interest

The Mayor and members of the Misrata Municipal Council at the final of the School Debate Championship.

Interesting Debates

Finals of the 2021 Zawiya School Debate Championship.

Sirte School Debates

Training debates in the city of Sirte, taking place in one of the outdoor public spaces.

Training Debates

From one of the training debates for school students in Tripoli city.
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